It took 99 years of Tour de France history to see a British winner of the Tour de France. But following on from Sir Bradley Wiggins's historic win in 2012, Chris Froome has now won the toughest bike race in the world three times.
The Team Sky riders like Chris burn around 6,750 calories a day on every stage of Le Tour and get thorough 10 litres of fluid a day.
You don't have to be Sir Bradley or Chris Froome to reap the benefits of cycling.
Remember as a child freewheeling down a hill on your bike, the wind in your hair, the exhilaration, the freedom? Well get out your old bike and give it another whirl.
More than three million people in the UK ride a bike each month and it’s getting more popular as a great way to get fit and healthy.
Team Sky's Dave Brailsford says on Team Sky's website: "We're trying to get more people and more kids involved in cycling.
"Build the base of the pyramid, encourage participation and make the sport a bit more mainstream than maybe it had been in the past. I'd like to think that we've done our little bit to promote that."
You don’t have to start out as an athlete when it comes to cycling. Most people can do it, from toddlers to teenagers, to people in their eighties and those with disabilities – with handcycling gaining in popularity.
Cycling is far easier to slot into your everyday life than many other forms of exercise. It has the benefit of getting you from A to B as well, so it could save you money on transport.
For anyone seeking to get involved in road racing, consider joining a cycling club - particularly, for younger cyclists, a club involved in British Cycling's Go Ride development programme.
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